virtualbox windows xp product key


  • I have a valid MSDN license with a real product key generated by Microsoft's website.

    However, when I use it during installation onto a VM VirtualBox, an error message saying "invalid product key" keeps appearing.


    Monday, February 07, 2011 5:55 PM


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  •  You need to give a LOT more detail than that - such as at what point in the process the Key is declared invalid, and from where you actually purchased the key in the first place! - and the disk you are using for the install.
    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Monday, February 07, 2011 7:52 PM
  • For starters, the edition of Windows 7 being installed needs to be the same as the edition of the PK from MSDN.
    Colin Barnhorst
    Monday, February 07, 2011 7:57 PM
  • You should be able to do a Keyless Install of Windows and then try entering the key after the install is completed.  At that point, you should also be able to run a Diagnostic Report which will provide us with additional information about the install (also tell us what version of Windows 7 the MSDN Key is for).

    To run a Diagnostic Report, download and run the Genuine Diagnostics tool (MGADiag.exe) at this link . Click "Continue", click the "Copy" button then “Paste” the report into a reply message in this thread.

    Darin MS
    Tuesday, February 08, 2011 1:45 AM
  • No reply from the Original Poster.

    Issue is assumed to be resolved.

    Darin MS
    Friday, February 11, 2011 10:05 PM